Monday, March 18, 2013

Reversible Amy Butler Swing Bag

Many years ago, my friend Danara sent me a crafty gal's Christmas present dream: a package full of fabric and an Amy Butler swing bag pattern.

I'm ashamed to say that up until this week, I hadn't touched anything in the package. Now that I'm freelancing and no longer living in fall-into-bed-unconscious-because-I'm-so-exhausted NYC, I'm finding that I have time to do a lot more projects than before.

I bought this Melody Miller typewriter fabric a long time ago and originally planned on making a skirt out of it. (My friend Haley at  The Zen of Making made a really awesome dress with the same print in a different color.) For the reverse side, I used some Amy Butler fabric I already had in my stash that my friend Jessica gave me.

I think the magic of the bag is that between the pattern and the fabric, it represents two of my very dear (and crafty) friends. I'll think of them every time I carry it -- which will probably be every day.

Do you have crafts or supplies that remind you of friends or family?


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